Simple Definition of underplay
: to make (something) seem less important than it actually is : to give too little attention to (something)
: to show too little emotion when acting in a play, movie, etc.
Full Definition of underplay
: to play a role with subdued force
1 : to act or present (as a role or a scene) with restraint : play down
2 : to play a card lower than (a held high card)
Examples of underplay in a sentence
Don't underplay the importance of exercise.
I thought she underplayed her character.
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